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Saigon to Reclaim 7,000ha of Land in 2017

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee just announced plans to clear 7,000 hectares of land in the city to make room for 880 development projects.

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[Video] Saigon Wants to Build 5 Elevated Highways to Ease Traffic Congestion

Construction of an elevated road near Tan Son Nhat International Airport will be begin in 2017 as part of a grand scheme to build five new above-ground highways to ease Saigon's traffic congestion.

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Even With Vingroup, Affordable Housing Will Remain a Challenge in 2017: Former Official

Shortly after the announcement of Vingroup’s new affordable housing brand, Vincity, another luxury real estate developer is entering the low-cost housing market.

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Here’s What Will Replace Saigon’s Historic Tax Center

Just a couple months after Saigon’s 136-year-old Tax Center met a sudden and untimely end, Japanese hotel firm Okura Nikko Hotel Management has announced a partnership with the southern hub’s Saigon T...

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Vingroup Announces Countrywide Affordable Housing Project

Vietnam’s leading property developer, Vingroup, recently unveiled Vincity, a brand-new project aimed at providing affordable apartments in seven major cities and provinces throughout the country.

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Hanoi’s Electrical Wiring Recognized Among World’s Worst by Engineering Magazine

One of Hanoi’s telltale tangles of black wires was recently named among the world’s worst electrical wiring systems by a British engineering publication.

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As New Emission Standard Deadline Approaches, Vietnam May Not Be Ready

Even though Vietnam has already set a deadline to comply with European level 4 exhaust emission standards (Euro 4), whether the new legislation is feasible remains unclear.

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[Photos] Hanoi Displays Possible Designs for Long Thanh Airport

If you happen to be in Hanoi over the next two weeks, drop by Van Ho Exhibition Center at 2 Hoa Lu Street for a chance to see a slew of potential designs for Long Thanh International Airport.

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In Sapa, Tourism Development Threatens to Take Away the Town’s Appeal

Known for its rustic mountain villages, incredible landscapes and ethnic diversity, Sapa is falling victim to the development epidemic that plagues several of Vietnam’s other major tourist attractions...

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[Photos] MEGA City: The Soul of Saigon

Saigoneer is a proud media sponsor of the third edition of TP. Ho Chi Minh: MEGA City, released last month. The compact and concise photo book explores urban development, landscapes and people in Viet...

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[Photos] Future Saigon: City Garden Phase 2

Binh Thanh District’s skyline is set to get a bit more crowded as one of the area’s largest residential developments, City Garden, is sprouting a couple of new towers.

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[Photos] A System of Chaos: Public Transportation and Saigon's Traffic Pandemonium

Saigoneer is a proud media sponsor of the third edition of TP. Ho Chi Minh: MEGA City, released earlier this month. The compact and concise photo book explores urban development, landscapes and people...

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As Myanmar Grows, Yangon Balances History With Modern Development

Yangon has one of the most intact historic cityscapes in Southeast Asia, and under the current government administration, new development is rising fast. While deliberating over how to develop, Yangon...

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[Photos] Hanging on to Tradition: The Transformation of a Bangkok Neighborhood

Like many areas of Bangkok – and many Southeast Asian cities in general – the Thai capital’s Phra Khanong neighborhood is undergoing massive transformations.

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[Photos] Saigoneers Tell the Story of a City Undergoing Drastic Change

Saigoneer is a proud media sponsor of the third edition of TP. Ho Chi Minh: MEGA City, released earlier this month. The compact and concise photo book explores urban development, landscapes and people...

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With TPP Likely Dead, Vietnam Focuses on Other FTAs

In the wake of the recent American presidential election, politicians and experts around the world are predicting the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) under a Donald Trump presidency.

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Tan Son Nhat Is One Step Closer to Getting a Metro Line

Preparations are moving forward on a two-kilometer extension connecting Saigon Metro’s planned Line 5 with Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

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[Photos] The MEGA City: Saigon's Innovative Architecture

Saigoneer is a proud media sponsor of the third edition of TP. Ho Chi Minh: MEGA City, released earlier this month. The compact and concise photo book explores urban development, landscapes and people...

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Tale of Two Cities: Hanoi Preserves While Saigon Reaches for the Sky

Vietnam's two biggest cities are pursuing disinct urban growth models, with Saigon favoring a dense downtown while Hanoi spreads into new satellite cities. 

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Saigon-Based Digital Nomad Creates Epic Map of Future Southeast Asia Rail Lines

A Saigon-based travel blogger and location-independent entrepreneur, or digital nomad, recently released a subway-style map of what train travel would look like in Southeast Asia if every currently pr...